About AB 705

State Assembly Bill (AB) 705 mandates all college students need to be provided the opportunity to take transfer level English and math within one year. For Folsom Lake College and the Los Rios Community College District, this means within a student’s first two semesters of study.


English and Math Placement

All new Folsom Lake College students will receive an English and math placement, via email, shortly after completing the Folsom Lake College online application. This placement, based on their high school records, will determine which English composition class or mathematics/statistics class (possibly with a required corequisite support class) they should enroll in.

Note: For students that are still learning English, they can take an English as a second language (ESL) assessment test through FLC that will place them in an ESL class that matches their skill level.

English Placement

Students will be placed into a transfer level course, ENGWR 300 - College Composition, and, depending on their high school GPA, they may be required to concurrently take a corequisite support class, ENGWR 33 - Support for College Composition. It is critical that students select the proper course pairing (parent course with corresponding corequisite course) when registering. 

Skill Builder Courses

There will be a small selection of non-transferable open access lower English writing skills courses available for students that want to take them, but these cannot be required under the new state law. 

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Contact

Lisa Sapra
Professor of English
Email: sapral@flc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 608-6783

Math Placement

A student’s placement, along with their desired program of study, will determine which math or statistics class (possibly with a required corequisite support class) they should enroll in. Review the placement information based upon a student’s intended major:

Business, Economics, and Management Majors
  • For students that have passed Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3 in high school, they will be placed into a transfer level math course, MATH 341 - Calculus for Business and Economics, and, depending on their high school GPA, they may be required to concurrently take a corequisite support class, MATHS 46 - Support for Calculus for Business and Economics.
  • For students that have not passed Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3 in high school, they will first be placed into MATH 120 - Intermediate Algebra. Although this is not a transfer level course, a student who successfully completes MATH 120 would progress to a transfer level course in their second semester and will not be required to enroll in a corequisite support class.
Elementary Education Majors
  • For students that have passed Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3 in high school, they will be placed into a transfer level math course, MATH 310 - Math Discovery. MATH 310 does not require a corequisite support class.
Liberal Arts Majors
  • Students will be placed into a transfer level statistics course, STAT 300 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics, and, for less prepared students, they may be required to concurrently take a corequisite support class, STAT 10 - Support for Introduction to Probability and Statistics.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Majors
  • For students that have passed Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3 in high school, they will be placed into a transfer level math course, MATH 335 - Trigonometry with College Algebra, and, depending on their high school GPA, they may be required to concurrently take a corequisite support class, MATHS 55 - Support for Trigonometry with College Algebra. Note: Some students may place higher than the STEM entry course based upon their high school information, up to first semester calculus. If a student passes an appropriate Advanced Placement exam (AP), they may place even higher. 
  • For students that have not passed Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3 in high school, they will first be placed into MATH 120 - Intermediate Algebra. Although this is not a transfer level course, a student who successfully completes MATH 120 would progress to a transfer level course in their second semester and will not be required to enroll in a corequisite support class.
Skill Builder Courses

There will be a small selection of non-transferable open access lower skills courses available for students that want to take them, but these cannot be required under the new state law. 

It is critical that students select the proper course pairing (parent course with corresponding corequisite course) when registering. 

View Course Pairings

Contact

Kevin Pipkin
Professor of Mathematics
Email: pipkink@flc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 608-6674